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Bethpage High School football practice

Acting coach Erwin Dill directs the Bethpage high

Acting coach Erwin Dill directs the Bethpage high school football team during their first week of practice this year. Dill had been assistant coach for 24 years before the team's legendary coach Howie Vogts died last week. The team begins the season without Vogts for the first time in 56 years. (Aug. 20, 2010) Credit: Newsday/Sally Morrow

Bethpage High School held their first practice of the year Friday afternoon. The team's legendary coach, Howie Vogts, died last week.

Acting coach Erwin Dill directs the Bethpage High
Credit: Newsday/Sally Morrow

Acting coach Erwin Dill directs the Bethpage High School football team during their first week of practice this year. (Aug. 20, 2010)

Acting coach Erwin Dill directs the Bethpage High
Credit: Newsday/Sally Morrow

Acting coach Erwin Dill directs the Bethpage High School football team during their first week of practice this year. (Aug. 20, 2010)

Acting coach Erwin Dill directs the Bethpage high
Credit: Newsday/Sally Morrow

Acting coach Erwin Dill directs the Bethpage high school football team during their first week of practice this year. Dill had been assistant coach for 24 years before the team's legendary coach Howie Vogts died last week. The team begins the season without Vogts for the first time in 56 years. (Aug. 20, 2010)

Acting coach Erwin Dill directs the Bethpage high
Credit: Newsday/Sally Morrow

Acting coach Erwin Dill directs the Bethpage high school football team during their first week of practice this year. Dill had been assistant coach for 24 years before the team's legendary coach Howie Vogts died last week. The team begins the season without Vogts for the first time in 56 years. (Aug. 20, 2010)

Bethpage High School acting football coach Erwin Dill
Credit: Newsday/Sally Morrow

Bethpage High School acting football coach Erwin Dill (center) reminisces with the coaching staff about legendary coach Howie Vogts during a break in practice. (Aug. 20, 2010)

Acting coach Erwin Dill directs the Bethpage high
Credit: Newsday/Sally Morrow

Acting coach Erwin Dill directs the Bethpage high school football team during their first week of practice this year. Dill had been assistant coach for 24 years before the team's legendary coach Howie Vogts died last week. The team begins the season without Vogts for the first time in 56 years. (Aug. 20, 2010)

Acting coach Erwin Dill directs the Bethpage high
Credit: Newsday/Sally Morrow

Acting coach Erwin Dill directs the Bethpage high school football team during their first week of practice this year. Dill had been assistant coach for 24 years before the team's legendary coach Howie Vogts died last week. The team begins the season without Vogts for the first time in 56 years. (Aug. 20, 2010)

Assistant coach Mike Posch directs the Bethpage High
Credit: Newsday/Sally Morrow

Assistant coach Mike Posch directs the Bethpage High School football team during their first week of practice this year. (Aug. 20, 2010)

Acting coach Erwin Dill directs the Bethpage high
Credit: Newsday/Sally Morrow

Acting coach Erwin Dill directs the Bethpage high school football team during their first week of practice this year. Dill had been assistant coach for 24 years before the team's legendary coach Howie Vogts died last week. The team begins the season without Vogts for the first time in 56 years. (Aug. 20, 2010)

Acting coach Erwin Dill directs the Bethpage high
Credit: Newsday/Sally Morrow

Acting coach Erwin Dill directs the Bethpage high school football team during their first week of practice this year. Dill had been assistant coach for 24 years before the team's legendary coach Howie Vogts died last week. The team begins the season without Vogts for the first time in 56 years. (Aug. 20, 2010)

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